Comedy

 Sarah Bailey

Benn, Norris, Wool, And Even Frankie Boyle – April At The Stand Newcastle

Benn, Norris, Wool, And Even Frankie Boyle – April At The Stand Newcastle

  April Fools last longer than a day at the Stand, with a month long list of brilliant acts to get you chuckling. This week they welcome funnymen Mitch Benn and Ben Norris to their stage, and the end of the month sees the return of Glenn Wool with a support act of none other […]

 Josh Hollis

Mike Wozniak – Comedy's Best 'Tache To Play Barnard Castle

Mike Wozniak – Comedy's Best 'Tache To Play Barnard Castle

Impressively-moustachioed comedian Mike Wozniak will become the latest stellar stand-up to head to Barnard Castle this spring as he brings his award nominated show to Teesdale. Wozniak, whose retro stylings (often complete with tuxedo and frilly bow tie) inject a refreshing throwback into the stand up scene, will take to The Witham stage on Saturday […]

 Adam Hopkins

Russell Kane – Smallness By Name, But Not By Nature At Durham's Gala Theatre

Russell Kane – Smallness By Name, But Not By Nature At Durham's Gala Theatre

The name may suggest otherwise, but Russell Kane’s new show Smallness is set to be a big hit when it comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre. Kane, the eccentric host of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric will be bringing buckets of energy as well as buckets of hair product for his quiff when he arrives […]

 Laura Nicholson

Review: Miranda Hart @ Metro Radio Arena

Review: Miranda Hart @ Metro Radio Arena

As one of Miranda’s many devoted fans, I expected to be full of excitement and eagerness for her My, What I Call, Live Show. Instead I found myself feeling reasonably nervous and concerned that I would not find her show as hysterical as her sit-com Miranda. The fitting playlist of typically Miranda-esque songs (S Club […]

 Adam Hopkins

Jon Richardson – 8 Out of 10 Cats Star Comes Middlesbrough Town Hall

Jon Richardson – 8 Out of 10 Cats Star Comes Middlesbrough Town Hall

8 out of 10 Cats team captain Jon Richardson is bringing his fantastic brand of dry, self-deprecating comedy to the North East. The cardigan wearing British Comedy Award nominee will be at Middlesbrough Town Hall on April 17th with his new show ‘Nidiot.’ Famous for his relentless pessimism and unique take on the world, Richardson is set […]

 Ben Aynsley

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Despite being in comedy since 1999, starring in hit BBC sitcoms, appearing on every panel show imaginable and cameoing in blockbuster films, Wikipedia still says Miles Jupp is best known as the hapless inventor Archie from Balamory. When people talk about career-defining roles, an inventor in a children’s show who has a tendency to break […]

 Martin Inglis

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Stand-up comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince stops off at the Maltings Theatre in Berwick on April 12th, as part of his nationwide (In And) Out Of His Mind tour. A presenter on award-winning BBC Radio 4 science show The Infinite Monkey Cage alongside Professor Brian Cox, Ince brings his wealth of knowledge on the […]

 Kieran Murray

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

The BBC has decided to axe Newcastle-based sitcom Hebburn. The news was revealed by creator Jason Cook stating the BBC2 show would not be renewed for a third series. He said: “We’ve had such a great time making series one and two and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team […]

 Neale McGeever

Review: Chris Ramsey @ The Newcastle City Hall

Review: Chris Ramsey @ The Newcastle City Hall

Comics from the North-East have not been a rarity in recent years. Take Ross Noble or Sarah Millican for example; Noble had been hitting the stand-up scene for a good decade before making it to the “mainstream”, Whereas Millican took to the stage later in life and has enjoyed a successful career. South Shields’ Chris […]

 Ben Aynsley

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

The multi-talented Miles Jupp is embarking on his latest stand-up tour, Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of, and is heading to Newcastle next week. The comedian, actor and writer will be at The Stand on April 1 to entertain people with a mixture of jokes, stories and rants. It’s Jupp’s first tour since […]

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